Bryan Berard didn’t request a trade from the Ottawa Senators because of their location. Picked first overall by the Senators in 1995, Berard never played a game for the club. He asked to be dealt after his first and only training camp with Ottawa. “Obviously I asked for a trade out of Ottawa, but it had nothing to do with it being a Canadian team,” Berard said in an interview. “I was happy to go to Ottawa. “I think a lot of people, especially in Canada, thought that was the reason.” Berard stands as the only American in NHL history to be picked No. 1 overall by a Canadian team, but he may soon be joined by Auston Matthews. Canadian clubs have a 68.5 per cent chance of landing the No. 1 overall selection at Saturday’s draft lottery with the presumptive prize being Matthews, who hails from Scottsdale, Ariz.